I am currently attending Eastern Oregon University as a major in Biochemistry with minors in Statistical Mathematics and Biology. I am also enrolled in the OSU Animal Science program through their partnership with EOU. For postgraduate work, I will be pursuing a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. My career goals include working at the Holland Military Working Dog Hospital on the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The Holland Military Working Dog Hospital is the only facility in the United States designated for treating military working dogs, especially those which have experienced combat and have PTSD as a result. I also aim to start a nonprofit mixed practice with a low-kill shelter and 24-hour emergency line.
Non-school involvement includes:
Assisted with laboratory preparation for both the Chemistry and Biology departments at Eastern Oregon University. Sanitized work spaces and prepared materials for labs each week following OSHA regulations. Became familiar with and utilized instruments and their industry names. Implemented basic lab safety techniques when mixing chemicals. Worked with various departments and groups around Eastern Oregon to host events with science-related activities.
The first point of contact customers met when staying at our hotel. Was responsible for desk jobs such as checking guests in/out, monitoring and correcting bookings and errors in the system, counting and logging the register, filing documents, taking inventory, maintaining looks and cleanliness of lobby, and dealing with guest complaints. Also filled in holes for staffing such as stripping beds for housekeeping and checking completed rooms, as well as resolving maintenance complaints. Was adept enough at the computer system after one month to begin training new hires.
Directed elementary students in science oriented activities designed to increase interest in STEM related fields. Duties included mentoring students during group conflict, assisting in finding creative solutions to problems and encouraging students to think "outside the box", and cleaning/taking inventory of supplies. Offered under the supervision of Mrs. Nielsen, the Central Valley School District K-12 Science Coordinator.
Worked as a stable aid to gain experience for intended career as a veterinarian. Responsibilities included feeding, watering, stall cleaning, and basic horse hygiene. Sometimes cared for animals while owners were out of town. Began learning basic techniques of round-penning.
In high school, received letters in:
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